Congressional Statistics, December 2004

Colorado

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker's level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Colorado with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Colorado 569,210 366,737 68,812 54,974 36,120 42,567 492,589 343,369 50,167 411,862
1 78,411 50,611 11,221 7,479 3,985 5,115 68,767 47,970 6,998 57,702
2 61,038 39,823 7,394 5,321 3,599 4,901 55,946 39,428 5,104 43,356
3 112,797 70,488 14,089 11,793 7,668 8,759 90,993 61,694 10,044 80,089
4 87,695 56,322 9,863 9,271 6,125 6,114 74,074 51,482 8,366 64,751
5 83,667 52,548 10,477 8,180 5,838 6,624 69,428 47,284 7,154 59,138
6 65,168 44,312 5,814 5,537 4,294 5,211 62,537 45,607 5,604 48,036
7 80,434 52,633 9,954 7,393 4,611 5,843 70,845 49,904 6,898 58,790
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash assistance program that provides monthly payments to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Table 2. Number of recipients of federally administered SSI payments in Colorado and total monthly payments, December 2004
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Colorado 54,233 8,387 538 45,308 23,176 2,526 220 20,428 19,669 13,584
1 12,664 2,398 115 10,151 5,534 825 44 4,664 4,256 3,803
2 4,442 764 45 3,633 2,006 277 20 1,708 1,435 1,124
3 12,787 1,665 107 11,015 5,169 327 41 4,800 5,340 3,035
4 6,974 947 62 5,965 2,820 210 23 2,586 2,911 1,662
5 6,907 748 88 6,071 3,073 191 37 2,844 2,560 1,284
6 2,742 563 34 2,145 1,239 222 15 1,002 741 753
7 7,717 1,302 87 6,328 3,332 472 36 2,823 2,426 1,923
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.
b. Includes recipients in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Northern Mariana Islands.